Living well locally is a key ambition of Scottish Government’s Programme for Government.
And building and creating the right conditions for that to happen is about taking a ‘place-based’ approach to needs, services and investment opportunities.
Towards the end of last year and with support and input from local authorities, public bodies and communities across Scotland, we published the ‘Place Guide’. It sets out a practical, step-by-step approach to implementing a place-based approach that can be used to influence future infrastructure decision making and planning.
To help illustrate how the Place Guide can be put into action in your own area, you’re invited to this free-to-attend webinar on Wednesday 9 March, starting at 10.30am, where you will hear from:
- Sam Cassels, Place Principle Advisor at Scottish Government who will provide an overview of Scottish Government’s Place agenda and ambitions
- Diarmaid Lawlor, Associate Director (Place) from the Scottish Futures Trust and author of the SFT Place Guide who will provide an overview of the guide and its eight stage process
- Jenni Craig, Director of Resilient Communities, and John Curry, Director Infrastructure and Environment from Scottish Borders Council who will provide first-hand accounts of their experience of taking a place-based approach to change and investment across Scottish Borders communities, and with partners, and discuss the benefits of the Place Guide as a tool in this work
A facilitated question and answer session will be held immediately after all presentations have taken place.